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After Failing to Prosecute Bankers, Obama Cashes In With Wall Street Speeches
Business  (tags: Economy, U.S., Barack Obama, Wall Street, Inequality, Corporate Power )

Judy
- 2 days ago - commondreams.org
The former president is reportedly raking in $400,000 per speech to massive financial firms.
Betsy DeVos Starts Day at Omaha's Nelson Mandela, Then Visits St. Mary's Catholic School in Lincoln
Business  (tags: Betsy DeVos, US Education Sec., Omaha, Nebraska, public schools, charter schools )

Judy
- 5 days ago - omaha.com
"We don't think taking money away from public schools is the right decision and are adamant that public school systems need those dollars to educate all students, said the Mandela principal." Nebraska does not allow charter schools.
Report Says Israeli Firm Chosen to Help Build Trump's Wall in Mexico as Netanyahu Visits
Business  (tags: IDF contractor, Trump's wall, Mexico, Netanyahu )

Judy
- 7 days ago - telesurtv.net
Netanyahu's trip comes amid news that a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, an IDF contractor, has won a bid to help build Trump's border wall.
The Fake News Pipeline: How A Small-Time Clickbait Farmer Is Spreading the Gospel of Big Oil
Business  (tags: astroturfing, literal "fake news", social media, Louisiana First, Tiger Swan, Nick Johnson, aliases )

Judy
- 10 days ago - pastemagazine.com
Successful astroturfing can be used to bolster the darker elements of capitalism. Actors with fabricated identities fooled numerous people about supposedly nefarious pipeline opponents. What was the connection to Tiger Swan?
The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized for Financialization
Business  (tags: US, economy, financialization, labor, stagnant wages )

Judy
- 12 days ago - washingtonsblog.com
Labor's declining share of the national income is not a recent problem, but a 45-year trend.
Trump and DeVos Fuel a for-Profit College Comeback
Business  (tags: Newt Gingrich, For-profit colleges, School choice, Barack Obama, Department Of Education, Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump )

Judy
- 18 days ago - politico.com
Scrutiny of fraud fades as feds go lax on an industry that Obama targeted.
Harvey Triggers 'Unbearable' Pollution as Refineries Spew Cancer-Causing Chemicals
Health & Wellness  (tags: Climate, U.S., Hurricane Harvey, Extreme Weather, Environment, Donald Trump, Pollution, Big Oil )

Judy
- 21 days ago - commondreams.org
Reports of "unbearable" smells are beginning to emerge from the state, sparking growing concerns of the long-term health effects that could result from toxic waste and fumes being spewed from temporarily closed oil refineries.
The US Coal Industry Is Going Out, Not With a Whimper, But With a Burst of Rent-Seeking
Business  (tags: coal, dying industry, energy, subsidies and handouts, Trump )

Judy
- 25 days ago - vox.com
The US coal industry is dying -- but not with any dignity. As the end approaches, its sense of aggrieved entitlement is increasingly naked, its demands for government handouts increasingly frantic.
Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access in $300 Million Racketeering Case
Business  (tags: Dakota Access, Greenpeace USA, Vogel Law Firm, Energy Transfer Partners, Donald Trump, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP )

Judy
- 28 days ago - desmogblog.com
Greenpeace sees the lawsuit as an act of "bullying" and in the category of "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation," or SLAPP.
Canada's Oil Industry Doomed If Prices Fall Lower
Business  (tags: Canada, oil industry, tar sands )

Judy
- 29 days ago - oilprice.com
While revenues and cash flow from existing projects might look pretty good, future projects are a different story.
 
 
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